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“Build your own Falafel Bowl or Pita”

Amsterdam Falafel Shop
Ranked #23 of 307 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Description: This is a new store of the original in Washington, DC
Restaurant details
Description: This is a new store of the original in Washington, DC
Acton, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Build your own Falafel Bowl or Pita”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Dropped in by chance while in Davis Square, and was pleasantly surprised. Friendly welcome, and wonderful slightly spicey falafel. I got the bowl, which is sold by the pound. You choose how many falafel, then the bowl is given to you so you can add whatever you'd like from the serve yourself bar (baba ganoush, hummus, all sorts of pickled veggies including cauliflower and turnips, and much more). I was very happy to find a veggie and vegan place with such wonderful tastes going on. I got there a little before normal lunch on a Friday, and I can imagine it can get crowded, but well worth it. I'll be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Somerville, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great falafel”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Terrific falafel, friendly staff, few tables, quick turnover…not a place to linger. Have been many times and glad they came to Davis Sq.

Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great lunch, great staff!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We arrived for an early lunch - we had the restaurant to ourselves and were impressed by the selections, cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. Amazing toppings - and yes, it was messy but so worth it.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Bostonkiwi17
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love that you can add your own toppings to the sandwiches at no extra cost, so much easier than trying to order each topping individually. I got takeout and they actually held up surprisingly well. Would definitely come back and the price is right!

Visited November 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious falafel, sauces and fries!!!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

It's a small falafel shop, a few tables to sit in the front, it can get very crowded. You usually have to wait in the line. Just choose your topping to save time while waiting . I love the toppings and the sauces they have. It's reasonably priced and even the small pita size is very filling. Everything is fresh and delicious.
A heaven for vegetarains and a must try for anyone visiting Davis Square.

  • Visited April 2013
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